Saturday, March 4, 2017

Reed's Team Won Her School District Destination Imagination Competition

Proud of her tireless effort and commitment to doings things her way. Next up, STATES!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dropping knowledge

All she needs is a mic and a minute.

Today she was reppin' for kids with cancer and her destination imagination project.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Black History Month Performance

Lance and Gage's class learned a poem for Black History Month this year. Too Black by C'Moore Productions. When I first read it out loud to help them learn it, I got a little choked up. My hope is that they will never feel this way when they are old enough to understand what the words mean. I thought for sure when they performed it, that I would cry uncontrollably. I cry pretty often at all of the kids' little productions for one reason or another, but that was not the case for this performance because a bunch of four-year-olds in front of a live audience is not only unpredictable it is also, quite often, hilarious. You can see it start to unravel quite quickly as they go down the line of children from left to right. Lance, of course, was gregarious and loud.

They take my kindness for weakness.
They take my silence for speechless.
They consider my uniqueness strange.
They call my language slang.
They see my confidence as conceit.
They see my mistakes as defeat.
They consider my success accidental.
They minimize my intelligence to "potential".
My questions mean I'm unaware.
My advancement is somehow unfair.
Any praise is preferential treatment.
To voice concern is discontentment.
If I stand up for myself, I'm too defensive.
If I don't trust them, I'm too apprehensive.
I'm deviant if I separate.
I'm fake if I assimilate.
My character is constantly under attack.
Pride for my race makes me "TOO BLACK".

I may never get them real beds

Triple Threat Training

Stay Low! Head Up!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Cole-stache

"This is real." The Cole-stache is coming nicely.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Quintessential Tween

Our girl. Wants to be so cool but still likes to play.